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Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine

Education
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of British Columbia, Canada (2012)
  • Master of Science, Physics, McGill University, Canada (2008)
  • Bachelor of Science, Physics, with Honors, McGill University, Canada (2005)

Research Interests
  • Dark Matter: Deviation from cold-dark-matter paradigm, interacting dark matter, primordial origin.
  • Neutrino Physics: Non-standard neutrino interactions and their impact on the cosmic microwave background, neutrino anomalies, propagation of ultra-high-energy neutrinos.
  • Gravitational Lensing: Statistics of strong-lensing observables, multi-image systems, determination of galactic sub-halo population, study of singularities in lensing map.
  • Early-Universe Cosmology: Models of inflation, physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, nonperturbative reheating mechanism.
  • Cosmological Perturbations: Inclusion of new physics in evolution of perturbations, impact on cosmic-microwave background anisotropies and structure formation.

Projects

OMEGA Explorer Icon OMEGA Explorer
Using strong lensing to study the nature of Dark Matter


Professional Experience
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (2012 - Present)
  • Collaborator, NASA OMEGA Explorer Mission Proposal (2010 - 2011)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia (2008 - 2012)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Physics, McGill University (2006 - 2008)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, Memorial University of Newfoundland (2005)
  • Research Assistant, Institute for Quantum Computation, University of Waterloo (2004)

Selected Awards
  • JPL Postdoc Research Award, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (2014)
  • W. M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship, Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology, USA (2012)
  • NSERC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement, California Institute of Technology, USA (2011)
  • NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship, University of British Columbia, Canada (2008-2011)
  • NSERC Master Canada Graduate Scholarship, McGill University, Canada (2007)
  • Horace Watson Medal and Prize in Physics, McGill University, Canada (2005)

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